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. nbc's michelle franzen is live at the new york city clerk's office where the wedding business was brisk today. michelle? >> reporter: well, lester, those back-to-back ceremonies started early this morning an wrapped up some eight hours later. hundreds of same-sex couples saying their vows and making history along the way. >> on behalf of the state of new york, i pronounce you a married couple under the state of new york laws. >> reporter: making it official. michael and doug robinson were among the first couples married in new york city today. the first day same-sex marriage became law in new york state. together more than 25 years, they shared the moment with their two grown sons as their witnesses. >> and we're so happy that they can be together. >> reporter: new york city ushered in the biggest wave of newlyweds. officials say out of the more than 800 who applied to get married today, 659 picked up their licenses. in manhattan, meredith and tiffany waited five hours before making their debut as a married couple. >> this is the most amazing day for new york. it's just a cele
on a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. michelle franzen speaks with survivors. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is at the place where families have come to identify the victims or wait for news of those still missing. here they are looking for answers. initially the teenagers thought it had to be a prank. >> he came and started to shoot and we all thought it was a joke. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was it was like not high sound shootings, it was like silencer or something. so it sounded like fireworks. >> reporter: the reality was horrifying. >> he just was like shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. but it feels like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: as the massacre continued to unfold, hundreds of teenagers literally ran for their lives. >> everybody was starting to run the island, hiding behind cliffs and woods and -- in the trees and all over. >> reporter: when the shooting finally stopped, the echo of gunfire was replaced by the frantic sounds of surv
up in the courts since 2008. michelle franzen has a look and the pride and politics in new york today. >> take you, connie -- >> take you connie, to be my spouse. >> spo be my spouse. >> reporter: hundreds of couples made history today at city clerk offices in new york city. saying "i do" on the first day same-sex marriage became legal in new york state. >> by the laws of the state of new york, i now pronounce you married. >> reporter: all around the city and state, koums lined up and waited hours to get approved for a marriage license. >> for better or worse. >> for better or worse. >> reporter: before making it official. >> oh, it feels great to finally new york is recognizing our relationship. >> absolutely. >> and that we can be on the record as being a family and get all the rights that we deserve. >> reporter: the first weddings in the state started just after midnight. at niagara falls, kitty and sheryl, who have five children and 12 grandchildren, couldn't believe their moment had finally arrived. >> i keep thinking -- i keep thinking there should be something more i have to d
place in a long list of places forever scarred by large scale mass murder. tonight, michelle franzen with the survivors' stories. >> reporter: as the search for victims continues, a very different search is under way at the place where families have come to identify victims or wait for news of those still missing. here they are looking for answers. initially the teenagers thought it had to be a prank. >> he came and started to shoot and we all thought it was a joke. >> the reason i thought it was a game or, i don't know, something else, was -- it was like not high sound shootings, it was like silencer or something. so it sounded like fireworks. >> reporter: the reality was horrifying. >> he just was like shooting everyone. he wasn't thinking. but it feels like a nightmare. i don't believe this is true. >> reporter: as the massacre continued to unfold, hundreds of teenagers literally ran for their lives. >> everybody was around the island, hiding behind cliffs and woods and in the trees and all over. >> reporter: when the shooting finally stopped, the echo of gunfire was replaced by t
's michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: raising the stakes, but still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling following president obama's meeting with house and senate leaders. the president said republicans and democrats will work through the weekend. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people. >> reporter: lawmakers have until august 2nd to keep the government from defaulting on loans. before the meeting house speaker john boehner once again said raising taxes is not an option, but for the first time he opened the door to roll-back on some tax credits and closing tax loopholes. >> we believe that comprehensive tax reform would make america more competitive, help create jobs in our country, and is something that is up for discussion. >> reporter: there are reports the president may be open to medicare, medicaid, and social security reform, a move that put him in the hot seat with progressive democrats. meanwhile, obama says the ongoing tal
. hundreds lined up for a day they have been aecnticipating for a long time. michelle franzen tonight with the story from new york city. >> take you, connie. >> take you connie. >> to be my spouse. >> to be my spouse. >> reporter: nearly 1,000 couples made history today at city clerk offices in new york city, saying, "i sdodo" on the first day same-sex marriages became legal in the state i. now pronounce you married. >> reporter: all around the state, couples lined up and waited hours to get approved for a marriage license. >> for better or worse. >> for better or worse -- >> reporter: before making it official. >> oh, it feels great, finally new york's recognizing our relationship. >> absolutely. >> and we can be on the record assess being a family and get all the rights that we deserve. >> reporter: the first weddings in the state started just after midnight. at niagara fall, kitty and sheryl, who have five children and 12 grandchildren, couldn't believe their moment had finally arrived. >> i keep thinking -- i keep thinking there should be something more than, i have to do to get h
and bbq's a big part of the 4th of july weekend for many is travel. michelle franzen does the numbers and explains how many travel plans are a reflection of the state of the economy. >> reporter: the july 4th holiday getaway is on. this year, more than 39 million americans are expected to travel down 2.5% from last year. >> in terms of fuel, people driving, it's all about the sustained period of very expensive gasoline prices which are right now about 80 cents more than they were this time last year. >> the majority of travelers are still hitting the roads. this year there's also a ship, air travel is expected to be up 9%. >> it seems there's a pent up travel demand. people have definitely put their leisure travel on the back burner over the last few years, and it appears that they're ready to travel again. >> when it comes to destinations, orlando still tops the list for families along with national parks at the beach. but whether flying or driving, travel experts say there are still deals, and travelers are flexible when it comes to where you go and where you stay. >> they should be
on sunday, and nbc's michelle franzen meets one some of the happy couples. >>> upopen it -- >> reporter: tiffany and meredith got the word they've been waiting for. >> that's it! we're done! >> reporter: an e-mail telling the couple they had been chosen from the new york city lottery to marry on sunday. >> i'm saying this, i agree to this, and we're doing this in a public way with somebody watching. like this is -- it's been validated. and to us, that means a lot. >> reporter: the big apple will usher in the first day of legalized same-sex marriage with back-to-back ceremonies. the city clerk's office originally planned to wed 764 couples on sunday. it announced it would expand hour to make sure all 823 who registered could marry. new york city's mayor, michael bloomberg, is also marking the first day with a special evening ceremony at gracie mansion. he will officiates the marriage of his chief policy adviser and consumer affairs commissioner. >> this is about celebrating our relationship, but in many ways it's really about our children who have often asked us why we aren't married. an
's still a lot of hard work ahead before any deal gets done. michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: raising the stakes, but still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling following president obama's meeting with house and senate leaders. >> everybody knows that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people. >> lawmakers have until august 2nd to keep the government from defaulting on loans. before the meeting house speaker john boehner once again said raising taxes is not an option, but for the first time he opened the door to rollbacks on some tax credits and closing tax loopholes. >> we believe that comp rehensie fax reform would make america more competitive, help create jobs in our country, and it's something that is under discussion. >> there are reports the president may be open to medicare, medicaid and social security reform. a move that put him in the hot seat with progressive democrats. meanwhile, obama says the ongoing talks are just that until a deal is do
marriages. the weddings have already begun. and michelle franzen is live to tell us more. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. couples started lining up before daybreak here at the city clerk's office, wrapped around the corner here. in all, more than 800 couples throughout new york city will say i do today. but for couples around the state, some of them were the first to marry just after midnight. for many, today is just as much about making history as it is about making it official. word came in the form of an e-mail for tiffany and meredith. >> we've been selected. >> that's it! we're done! >> i love you. >> i love you. >> reporter: the engaged couple are among the 823 who entered the new york state lottery and were chose to marry on the first day it is legal in new york state. >> i'm just so happy. we just wanted to get married in new york so badly because this is where we live, this is where we made our home, this is where we met, where we fell in love. >> reporter: douglas robinson and michael elliser will make it legal today to celebrate their own history tog
to an alarming case of a child missing since monday. nbc's michelle franzen is at the search command center in new hampshire. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, natalie. investigators here both from at the fbi as well as local from several different agencies have been meeting here this past hour and already search teams have been spanning out. we've got helicopters overhead, dog search canine crews also searching as well as the nearby rivers. it's an overwhelming response for this community with fewer than 1,000 people. and the residents here have been overwhelmed with a scale of this investigation now stretching into nearby vermont and across the border into canada, which is just a mile from here. residents are also overcome by their emotions as they wait and hope for her safe return. >> vanished, the search is intensifying for 11-year-old celina cass, last seen on her computer in her family's home monday night in new hampshire, a small community of 800 just a mile from the canadian border. investigators say there are no signs of struggle or reason to believe cass ran away
the country. a majority of states remain under a heat advisory or watch tonight as michelle franzen reports, the scorcher is unbearable and dangerous. >> it's the heat wave that just won't give up. in chicago, venturing out meant taking cover or taking time to cool off the scorching heat and humidity that has gripped much of the country for weeks has now moved to the northeast. with the majority of states experiencing 90 plus temperatures. just outside philadelphia, workers repaired a section of an exit ramp to heavily travelled i-95 that buckled under the extreme heat. in charlotte, road crews also braved the hot sun and even hotter working conditions, making it harder to keep cool. >> just be extra cautious. take your breaks. find you some good shade. the wind's blowing, that's real good. >> workers and the elderly run the biggest risk for heat related problems, doctors say this on going heat wave has the potential to affect anyone. >> the single biggest thing is to keep hydrated. you can use water or gatorade. it's easy to get behind on the hydration status. >> reporter: pace yourself. i
make sure bed bugs don't keep you from losing sleep. michelle franzen nbc news, new york. >>> news 4 at 5:00 starts right now. stay with us. >>> tonight at 5:00, two young men killed by a drunk driver and this wasn't her first run-in with the law. >> she didn't understand how much trouble she caused and how much pain she caused to my family. >> reporter: the sentence for the woman who plowed into the victims while awaiting trial for her third dui. >>> he looked like a typical shopper, but police say his actions were criminal. how complaints from customers at a local target led to a disturbing discovery. >>> parents listen up, you could be punished if your kids stay out after hours in one local county. >>> good evening, everybody. >> is it hot enough out there for you? we're talking about the high heat and humidity tonight. creating dangerous conditions from coast to coast. >> it's painful. tonight we have team coverage for you of this summer says letter. craig melvin is live for us on the mall, to see how folks are handling the heat so far. let's begin with doug kammerer who's live.
today, but both sides are still far apart on some wide-ranging issues. michelle franzen has the latest. >> reporter: raising the stakes. but still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling following president obama's meeting with house and senate leaders today. the president said republicans and democrats will work through the weekend. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides. but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people. >> reporter: lawmakers have until august 2nd to keep the government from defaulting on loans. before the meeting, house speaker john boehner once again said raising taxes is not an option. but for the first time, he opened the door to rollbacks on some tax credits, and closing tax loopholes. >> we believe that comprehensive tax reform, both on a corporate side and personal side would make america more competitive, help create jobs in our country, and is something that is under discussion. >> reporter: there are reports the president may be open to medicare, medica
for a girl who vanished from her new hampshire home monday. nbc's michelle franzen has more on the case that has her small community on edge. >> reporter: vanished. the search is intensifying for 11-year-old celina cass last seen on monday night in west stewart'stown, new hampshire, a small community of 800, just a mile from the canadian border. investigators say there are no signs of struggle or reason to believe cass ran away or was abducted. and not enough evidence to issue an amber alert. >> she was last seen in her house, so we don't have a last seen with, we don't have a vehicle description. we don't have a direction of travel. >> reporter: few clues, but enough for the fbi to bring in its elite child abduction unit. fbi agents from as far away as virginia are now supporting local and state police. their main focus at cass's home, poring over phone and computer records. criminologists say the computer could give them the break they need. >> was she in chat rooms, corresponding with strangers she didn't know. >> reporter: meanwhile, federal, state and local police, fish and game of
of the midwest and northeast. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> coming up at 5:00, some people in our area are not letting the hot air get to them. how they're taking advantage of all this heat. >> massive water main break in vienna is now fixed. it began leaking overnight, and water was shut off to 18 businesses in the area. crews repaired the valve along maple avenue here. police in washington today are invest gating the death of a man. 23-year-old david gonzalez of northwest was found shot to death about 3:00 a.m., he was lying in the middle of a sidewalk near the intersection of randolph street and georgia avenue in northwest. the scene was less than a block from where police found a vehicle damaged by apparent gunshots. they're investigating whether there's any connection between that vehicle and the murder. police are also looking at video from surveillance cameras in the area. >>> it was quite a show over there in london as british lawmakers questioned rupert murdoch and his son james today in connection with the hacking scandal that has rocked the u.k. the proceedings were briefly
from capturing the world cup title. they beat france this afternoon, 3-1. and as michelle franzen reports, this is fueling a level of excitement not seen since the 1999 team won the title. >> reporter: at new york city's brick yard pub. >> usa, usa! >> reporter: soccer mania ruled as fans watched the u.s. women's team take on france ain the word cup semi finals. >> usa ahead! >> reporter: and the u.s. didn't disappoint. >> it is over. the united states are in the world cup final. >> reporter: running away with a big one, and advancing to the final game. >> it's not women's or men's. you're watching really great competition. >> reporter: the world cup combination was barely a blip on the sports radar until sunday, when the u.s. upset brazil. first, tying the game, and then winning the penalty kick round. >> after the game against brazil, you know, it created so much energy. you have to look at that in a positive way. >> reporter: u.s. fans haven't shown this much interest since 1999, the last time the u.s. won the women's world cup against china. >> i was playing at the time, and i
. michelle franzen joins us live from downtown manhattan with the day's developments. michelle? >> reporter: well, wendy, this case hinges on the prosecution's witness, the accuser, the hotel maid that accused strauss-kahn of attacking her in the hotel room in may. now prosecutors say she is accused of lying. not only about details in this case, but also about her background. suddenly this case has turned upside down. a smiling dominique strauss-kahn walked out of a new york court following a bail hearing, free from house arrest. >> the defendant will be released in his own recognizance. >> reporter: the former chief of the international monetary fund still faces attempted rape and other sexual assault charges, accused of attacking a hotel made at a midtown luxury hotel. but prosecutors admitted the strength of their case is now in jeopardy. that after the credibility of strauss-kahn's accuser came into question. >> we are absolutely convinced while today is a first giant step in the right direction, the next step will lead to a complete dismissal of the charges. >> reporter: court papers s
. possible new labels that could show up on a menu near you. michelle franzen, nbc news, new york. >> i've got to tell you, that stuff does -- when i'm looking and you see that, you think -- what! oh! >> sodium. >> holy moly, i'm not ordering that. yeah. >> and you could probably add another 50 calories, because sometimes it's on the low side. >> yeah, it really helps you make an informed decision, you know. >> makes us all wiser. we're getting wiser about this weather. we're getting too used to this. >> we are, for planning purposes, to watch out for maybe, steer clear of and try and get something done outdoors tomorrow as opposed to friday. it's going to go way back up, oppressive heat and humidity back in the area. just got rid of one big heatwave. now we're talking about another little heatwave that we're going to have to deal with, starting on friday. 93 is the temperature currently. the wind, nice wind, nice breeze out of the northwest at 7 miles per hour. but i've got to tell you, folks, low 90s, still comfortable today. tomorrow you're going to notice the stickies coming back in
's michelle franzen is live in new york city for us outside where a lot of this activity is taking place. good morning. what's the scene like right now? >> reporter: well, good morning, alex. certainly many couples are well on their way, already -- they've already been through the process. they've already said their i dos. and they've already been married here at the town clerk's office. once this truck goes by, you'll be able to see some of the people that are still filing in the door waiting to receive their licenses. and of course the waiver saying that they can get married today. of course the first day same sex is legalized here in new york state. a lot of emotions of course running high, too. many people have come with their families. other families have flown in from around the country. and many are also interested in making history on this first day, not just making it official. alex? >> yeah. and you know, michelle, it's not just necessarily gay sxulz their loved ones who are thrilled about all this but the folks in the wedding business, that industry, are pretty excited about this, t
was a sham. michelle franzen has the story. >> thank you, new york city, for making our dream come true. >> reporter: one day after hundreds of same-sex couples legally wed in new york state, opponents of gay marriage filed the first lawsuit to overturn it. >> i now pronounce you legally married! >> reporter: the move hasn't stopped a wave of ceremonies that began in niagara falls. the back-to-back weddings lasted all day. some couples waited in line for five hours or longer before saying their "i dos". >> it's a moment i'll never forget. >> reporter: other couples waited years to see same-sex marriage become law. >> do you promise to cherish and keep him for as long as you both live. >> reporter: the mayor officiated the marriage of two sunday night, the couples' daughters by their side. >> opinions are changing, and our wedding and so many others hundreds weddings yesterday represent something traditional and loving which is family. >> reporter: a gallup poll in may found the majority of americans say gay marriage should be legal. new york is the sixth and largest state, along with wa
2011. michelle franzen has more. >> reporter: the july 4th holiday getaway is on. this year more than 39 million americans are expected to travel. that's down 2 1/2 perz last year according to triple-a. >> in temz of fewer people driving, it's all about the sustained period of very expensive gasoline prices, which are right now about 80 cents more than they were this time last year. >> the majority of travellers are still hitting the roads, but this year there is also a shift. despite a jump in ticket prices, air travel is expected to be up 9%. >> it certainly seems like there is a pent-up travel demand. people have definitely put their leisure travel on the back burner over the last few years, and it appears that they're ready to travel again. >> reporter: when it comes to destinations, orlando still tops the list for families along with national parks and the beach. but whether flying or driving, travel experts say there are still deals if travellers are flexible about where you go and where you stay. >> they should be taking advantage of added value deals from hotels. this is free
the number of people traveling this weekend is down drastically compared to last year. michelle franzen explains. >> reporter: the july 4th holiday getaway is on. this year, more than 39 million americans are expected to travel. that's down 2.5% last year. >> it's really all about the sustained period of very expensive gasoline prices which are right now about 80 cents more than they were this time last year. >> reporter: the majority of travelers are still hitting the roads, but this year there is also a shift. despite a jump in ticket prices, air travel is expected to be up 9%. >> it certainly seems that will is a pent up travel demand. people have definitely put their leisure travel on the back burner over the last few years and it appears that they're ready to travel again. >> reporter: when it comes to destinations, orlando still tops the list for families along with national parks and the beach. but whether flying or driving, travel sxermexperts say there a still deals. >> they should be taking advantage of added value deals from hotels. this is free nights, free room upgrades, ki
of the girl. michelle franzen is in stewarts ton town, new hampshire. what's the latest from police there? >> well, good morning, alex. investigators are once again arriving here at the command center getting ready to have an internal brooufg and also to fan out and also start searching this area again this morning. again, as you mentioned, celina cass disappeared earlier this week, last seen monday night according to her family, in front of the computer. her family reported her missing on tuesday, and ever since it's been intensifying with each day. you have agencies from as far away as virginia, the fbi's child abduction unit that is also on hand, but still, new hampshire's attorney general is deeming this a missing person's case so far, and that is because they just don't have a lot to go on. she did not fit the criteria of someone who had been abducted. there were no signs of struggle. also, no signs that celina would have run away. alex. >> okay. michelle franzen, thank you very much. very perplexing story. thanks for that update. >>> no deal yet to the debt ceiling standoff. with a
accuser. the hotel maid who insisted he raped her in his luxury suite. michelle franzen joins us from new york with the latest. the first question, what happened to this case? how could something that seemed to big and sensational become apparently falling apart? >> yeah, wendy, it unravelled in the last 24 hours, and prosecutors say over time and during their investigation with the accuser, the hotel maid who accuses dominique strauss-kahn of attacking her in that hotel back in may, that they said her story just wasn't adding up in certain parts, that accounts of the attack had some holes in it. and they also said that they found out and that she admitted, prosecutors say that the accuser admitted to lying on an application for asylum here in the u.s. going so far as to make claims that she was raped in her native guinea. prosecutors say she admitted that that did not happen, that she falsified that. her attorney today says he stands by his client, saying that she certainly was attacked, and he said that there is additional evidence there is dna evidence. and there is also independent ev
they might be willing to compromise in order to reach a solution. michelle franzen has our report. >> reporter: raising the stakes. but still no deal on raising the nation's debt ceiling following president obama's meeting with house and senate leaders today. the president said republicans and democrats will work through the weekend. >> everybody acknowledged that there's going to be pain involved politically on all sides, but our biggest obligation is to make sure that we're doing the right thing by the american people. >> reporter: lawmakers have until august 2nd to keep the government from defaulting on loans. before the meeting, house speaker john boehner once again said raising taxes is not an option. but for the first time, he opened the door to rollbacks on some tax credits and closing tax loopholes. >> we believe that comprehensive tax reform, both on the corporate side and personal side, would make america more competitive, help create jobs in our country, and it's something that is under discussion. >> reporter: there are reports the president may be open to medicare, me
it all official. michelle franzen has the story. >> one day after hundreds of same-sex couples legally wedd in new york state, opponents of gay marriage filed the first lawsuit to overturn it. the move has not stopped a wave of ceremonies that began after midnight sunday in niagara falls. in new york city, the back-to- back weddings lasted all day. some couples stood in line for five hours or longer before saying there are eight views -- saying there i'd use. -- saying their i dos. some waited years for this day. mayor michael bloomberg officiated for one young couple sunday night. >> our wedding and so many other hundreds of winnings yesterday, they represent something very traditional and loving, which is just about family. >> a gallup poll in may found the majority of americans think gay marriage should be legal. newark is the sixth largest state, all along -- new york is the largest state, along with washington d.c., to legalize same-sex marriage. but now the battle in other states continues to play out. >> coming up, we will take a look at the day's top stories, including details
labels that could show up on amen ewe near you. france france, -- michelle franzen nbc news news. >> doust don't buy extra fries, right? first a look at events going on around town this weekend. >> bees stolen. >> when carol brook decided to be a beekeeper on the eastern shore, she had the best intentions. >> i thought this was a important thing. maybe if i write about it, maybe i will inspire a faw people to get into bekeeping. bees are responsible for a third of the food we eat. >> just a month into the process, she discovered someone has stolen some of her bees and about 100 pounds of honey. >> it is probably worth $600 to $900. someone has come and disrupted the entire process that we've worked hard to get into place. >> the damage was done when the hive was disrupted. >> it takes about two months to build up that supply of honey. it set the colony back two months in production. >> does this anger you? >> the first couple day i was shaking my head like, who would steal bees? i never even thought about it. >> she's hoping to find out who stole her bees. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11
exclusivelyn a moment, but first nbc's michelle franzen has details. >> good morning, matt. family and friends say george made a big debut in his brooklyn neighborhood as a member of his church and as a student who earned scholarships. no one expected he would die of ha hazing-related incident. a sophomore at new york's prestigious cornell university had a bright future ahead of him with hopes of becoming a doctor one day. his life, family and friends say, cut short this past february following a drunken hazing ritual at his fraternity. >> he just had this way that was so, you know, giving and loving. just very unusual in some ways for a teenage boy. there are week, his mother filed a $25 million wrongful death suit against sigma alpha epsilon and the former pledges she says are responsible for her son's death. the suit claims her son was involved in a mock kidnapping by pledges during their initiation. the complaint alleges they bound his wrists and ankles with zip ties and duct tape and compelled him to consume alcohol until he lost consciousness. back at the frat house, he was dumped on a c
infestations. they're increasing across the country even at luxury hotels. michelle franzen reports. >>> they are the blood sucking creatures that make your skin crawl. bed bugs, and these hard to spot bugs are even harder to get rid of. >> they're small red, brown or oval flat bugs. they look like a bug, you can see them with a naked eye. they like to hide. >> bed bugs are also good travelers, able to hitch a ride in luggage and on clothing. there were more than 12,000 complaints of bed bugs nationwide last year. a jump in large part due to an increase in tourism worldwide. new york city a top travel destination is the leading indicator of the growing infestation. bed bugs have been found in hotels, apartments and office buildings. >> in new york, i consider it to be the canary in the coal mine. it's representative of what is happening in other cities as well. >> bed bugs have been around for centuries. health concerns over the use of pesticides like dtt and the creepy crawly creatures ability to adapt. are just a few reasons they are back in droves. >> we haven't gotten control, o
york city. nbc's michelle franzen is live for us downtown there. so with another good morning to you, michelle, boy, that line doesn't seem to be getting any smaller behind you, does it? >> reporter: well, it is getting smaller, and that's because it was wrapped around the building and a lot of people showed up very early this morning. the first few couples at 4:30 this morning. right now we're told that the people who started lining up at about 8:30 this morning are just getting ready to move inside to go through the process. so that gives you an idea that they certainly are moving along but not certainly at a very quick pace. but the city assures me that everybody here in manhattan and all the other boroughs of new york city will marry. in all, 823 couples today in new york city. they had entered a lottery and the city made sure that all who had entered would get a chance to become a part of history today and also making it official for them. we've got an exit door on the other side, and you've got people showing up there who are just wishing the couples who just got married well a
. michelle franzen live in new york city. good morning to you. i see a big old line, which i suspect is right about what's going on today. >> reporter: that's right, alex. that's the entrance to the city clerk's office back here and that line snakes around the building, as you mentioned. nearly a thousand couples here in manhattan, over 400 already hearing cheers at exit doors. some of the first marriages taking place inside. today just as much about making history as it is about making it official. >> just open it. >> reporter: word came in the form of an e-mail for tiffany and meredith. >> you have been selected. >> that's it, we're done! >> i love you. >> reporter: the engaged couple are aplong the 823 who enters the new york city lottery and were chosen to marry on the first day same-sex marriage is legal in new york state. >> i'm just so happy. i mean, we wanted to get married in new york so badly, because this is where we lib, this is where we made our home, this is where we met. this is where we fell in love. >> reporter: douglas and michael will officially make it legal today using th
that they will find celina. >> michelle franzen, thank you so much for that. we are just getting word, everyone, that the house will vote on senate majority leader harry reid's debt reduction deal between 2:00 and 2:30 eastern time. now, they are all scheduled to come back into session about 20 minutes from now, so they'll have a couple hours of discussion, someone-minute speeches will go underway for about an hour or so, and then again in a very largely political move, the house will vote down as expected. senator reid's bill today, it will happen between 2:00 and 2:30 eastern time. of course we'll be watching that very closely on msnbc saturday, and we'll have more on that coming up. we'll talk about that next on msnbc saturday. ...was it something big? ...or something small? ...something old? ...or something new? ...or maybe, just maybe... it's something you haven't seen yet. the 2nd generation of intel core processors. stunning visuals, intelligent performance. this is visibly smart. just don't feel like they used to. are you one of them? remember when you had more energy for 18 holes with
franzen is live in stewart'stown, new hampshire with more on the story. michelle, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, lester. investigators are expected to be back here at the command center this morning for a briefing. and then possibly out searching again. but rain is moving in. it adds to the challenges here of challenging terrain, as well as few tips to go on. so far investigators have not been able to rule out any thing or anyone. standing out. hundreds of volunteers walk through miles of tall brush, and wooded terrain near west stuartstown, new hampshire, searching for 11-year-old celina cass. up above, investigators used a helicopter equipped with a high-tech camera to scan the area. nearby, the community school serves as a command center, where more than 100 investigators map out their day, follow up on tips and chase new leads. but after nearly a week, still no breaks in the case. >> simply do not know where she is located at this time, or how she got to wherever she is. >> reporter: new hampshire attorney general jane young says cass was last seen monday night, o
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